10 Things Our Grandparents Did With Money
Apr27

10 Things Our Grandparents Did With Money

Tweet First off, when I reference Grandparents, I am referencing those who were born in the late 1890’s to early 1900’s. In my opinion, that was the smartest generation.   Actually, I even think my great grandparents were even smarter when it came to money, but for the sake of this post the two can be intertwined. When it comes to investing money, many people today look at what the super rich do, people like Donald Trump or Warren...

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The Richest Man In Walnut Groove
Mar10

The Richest Man In Walnut Groove

Tweet Are you in the middle of a money mess? In debt? Maybe feeling all alone?  Are you trying to deal with the situation all by yourself or are you involving your family?  Are you sharing with them your fears? All too often I hear of one spouse keeping the total financial picture hidden from the other spouse.  Many do this out of shame, feeling that they have let their family down.  Others keep their financial situation hidden...

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Buy A Memory Not Stuff
Dec01

Buy A Memory Not Stuff

Tweet Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is right around the corner. The craziness of shopping has begun. So many are focused on the deals of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Why? What happened? In some cases Thanksgiving didn’t even get half way started and people either had to leave the family gathering to go work selling retail or get in line to start shopping for retail. What happened to Thanksgiving? What happened to people, to...

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Owning a home – a dream or a nightmare?
Nov13

Owning a home – a dream or a nightmare?

Tweet It’s the American dream to own a home.  However, sometimes that dream turns into a nightmare. A home is a wonderful thing, it means privacy, independence, to some it means success and status symbol.  But a home is much more than all these things, it is a huge financial commitment and I don’t just mean the mortgage payment. The American Dream Buying a home is much more than achieving the American dream, it requires a...

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I Got Laid Off – 5 Tips On How To Survive
Nov11

I Got Laid Off – 5 Tips On How To Survive

Tweet If you haven’t been laid off you probably know someone who has.  Even I was laid off many years ago.  It happens.  There is no such thing as job security or employer loyalty when it comes down to the bottom line. Before I get too far into this I recommend this article “Live Like You Lost Your Job“, it is  best to plan and live like you lost your job prior to losing your job.  In case you are not living that way...

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Keeping Up Appearances Part 2
Oct22

Keeping Up Appearances Part 2

Tweet Have you ever wondered why you were in debt?  Sure the simple answer is because you spend more than you make.  Have you ever considered that you are in debt because you are trying to find your identity.  You are searching for yourself in “stuff”.  You think that if you have lots of stuff the stuff will define who you are.  Except it doesn’t work that way.  Instead of finding your identity, what you are really...

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